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    MESSAGE FROM THE STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMMITTEE

    Charles-Darwin Annan, PhD, P.Eng., M.CSCE Chair, CSCE Student Affairs Committee

    One of CSCE’s three Strategic Direction is ‘Growing with the Youth’. e Student Affairs Committee has, in the past few years, supported this strategic initiative by developing new programs and benefits to support students and help stimulate early professional consciousness. We have recorded some significant success, thanks to the hard work and cooperation of our Student Chapters, the contribution of our Faculty and Practitioner Advisors, and the support of CSCE Local

    Sections. Now, more than ever, our students feel a real sense of belonging to the CSCE.

    In the past year, we have succeeded in providing FREE CSCE student membership to all our student members. We continue to improve the process for our online student membership reg- istration, and we will welcome your feedback and suggestions. We also sent out CSCE SWAG packages (stickers, pens, rulers, highlighters) to individual Student Chapters to help kick off the 2016/2017 school year. We encourage you to update us with your current mailing address and contact information so that your Chapter would not miss out.

    Student competitions are a great way for students to challenge themselves and apply their knowl- edge to projects outside the classroom. We are proud to continue to provide support to the var- ious student competitions around the country to provide opportunities to suit different interests and ambitions. Consult the Student Affairs website for more info. And get involved in your CSCE Student Chapter today and let’s work together to make CSCE student membership a re- warding experience.

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    GREAT NORTHERN CONCRETE TOBOGGAN RACE

    e Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), is an annual student-run competition hosted by a Canadian University each winter. e original idea came from the Alberta chapter of the American Concrete Institute who recognized the need for a winter event in response to the popular Concrete Canoe Race held throughout the United States. e competition includes races on snowy slopes, social events, technical presentations, and of course a lot of spirit!

    e 43rd edition of GNCTR was hosted by University of Manitoba, In Winnipeg, Manitoba. ere were 21 teams vying for the CSCE cup. e teams sent 455 competitors assisted by 40 more people involved in the organizing committee and acting as volunteers.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS QUEENS UNIVERSITY

    Next year's competition will be hosted by the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, ON from January 24-28. If you are interested in being a part of it visit gnctr2018.ca for more information.

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    CSCE TROITSKY BRIDGE BUILDING COMPETITION

    e CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building competition is held every year at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec in conjunction with the Concordia Engineering & Computer Science Association. It began in the 1960's when Dr. Michael S. Troitsky, a professor in the Civil Engineering Department had his students build small scale bridge models with wood and glue. In 1984, the first annual bridge building competition was held for Concordia students and has since grown to include teams from across Canada and the United States. e competition consists of bridge building, presentations, bridge crushing, and a whole lot of fun!

    is year's event saw teams from across Canada gather in Montreal to see who would be declared the winner of the CSCE Cup

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

    e 2018 Troitsky competition will be held once again at Concordia in late February or early March. For more information email troitsky@ecaconcordia.ca or visit http://troitsky.ecaconcordia.ca/.

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    CSCE CANADIAN NATIONAL CONCRETE CANOE COMPETITION

    e first Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition (CNCCC) took place in 1994 and has been going strong ever since. It is modeled after the annual concrete canoe competition organized by the American Society of Civil Engineering and is held annually in early May. e competition consists of design presentations, races, and social events.

    is year's event took place at Laval University in Quebec, Quebec. 14 teams from across the country tested their mettle at the Lac-Sergent, Quebec.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS ÉCOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE MONTRÉAL

    e host of the next CNCCC/CNCCB scheduled in May 2018 will be announced soon. Watch the CSCE website and e-bulletin for more details soon.

    © William Ye Photography

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    CSCE-CISC CANADIAN NATIONAL STEEL BRIDGE COMPETITION

    is year marks the 2nd Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition co-organized by the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. It is modeled after the National student steel bridge competition co-organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction and the American Society of Civil Engineers. e teams design a steel bridge by themselves and then build it in a timed competition.

    is year's event took place at Laval University in Quebec, Quebec. 8 teams from across the country competed on the Laval University campus.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS ÉCOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPÉRIEURE (ÉTS)

    e host of the 2018 edition of CSCE-CISC Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition will be announced soon. Watch the CSCE website and e-bulletin for more details soon.

    © William Ye Photography

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    CSCE CAPSTONE COMPETITION

    e CSCE Capstone Competition began in 2013 as a way for senior undergraduate students to showcase their final year, or capstone, project. Each civil engineering program in Canada is able to send one team to represent their school based on their project report. Selected teams are required to distill their project to a poster board and a two minute presentation to be evaluated by industry judges

    e 5th annual Capstone competition at the CSCE Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC featured teams from 16 engineering programs from across the country. Winners will be announced at the Student Awards Luncheon and on the CSCE website.

    Teams participating in the 2017 Capstone Competition: e University of Manitoba - Functional Design of PTH 34 and Preliminary Design of New• Structure: Bridge over Assiniboine River on PTH 34 Western University - Multi-Use Pathway Bridge over the ames River North Branch• University of New Brunswick - Little Shikatehawk Culvert Replacement• Ryerson University - MARS Design and Consulting / High-rise Office Building Design Report• Carleton University - Design of a Net-Zero Energy Tiny House• Queen’s University - Design of a Hospital in Toronto, Ontario• University of Ottawa - Ottawa Public Library – Centennial Library upgrade• University of Toronto - Holistic solution of a settlement upgrade of infrastructure as well as nat-• ural disaster resilience in Manila, Philippines University of Waterloo - Design of Submerged Floating Tunnel across the Strait of Georgia• BCIT - Arbutus Greenway at 41st Avenue• University of Saskatchewan - Class II Landfill• University of Sherbrooke - Analyse et conception d'un tronçon de la ligne aérienne électrique• Chamouchouane - Bout-de-L'ile, Québec University of British Columbia, Okanagan - Cross laminated timber for mid-rise application• Polytechnique Montréal - Conception d’un campement temporaire de travailleurs• Université de Moncton - Conception d’un pont sur l’autoroute 11 au Nouveau-Brunswick• Dalhousie University – 6 Story Wood Building•

    CSCE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION e CSCE Student Paper Competition is held every year at the CSCE Annual Conference to recognize excellence in student research papers and presentations.

    e 2017 competition included 90 students presenting their papers over the course of the conference in Vancouver. e winners will be announced at the Student Awards Luncheon at the conference and on the CSCE website. Prizes will be given for each of the following conferences:

    15th International Conference on Environmental Engineering• 23rd Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference• 6th CSCE/CRC International Construction Specialty Conference• 6th International Conference on Engineering Mechanics and Materials• CSCE General Conference•

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    PRESIDENT`S AWARD FOR THE BEST STUDENT CHAPTER

    e President's Award is intended to recognize the most active CSCE Chapters. Submissions are evaluated by the Student Affairs committee and the winners are chosen based on activities and events presented, student engagement, financial stability, goals, and special projects.

    is year 26 chapters submitted their annual reports and applications for the President's Award. e Student Affairs committee were very impressed by the accomplishments of this year's chapters and decided to recognize the top three chapters, an honourable mention, and two commendations for chapters who have significantly increased their chapter activity from their previous report.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS

    THIRD PLACE Western University, London, ON

    HONOURABLE MENTION Significant Improvement – Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

    Consistent Performance – University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

    SHINING STARTS University of Alberta University of Regina

    York University University of Victoria

    FIRST PLACE British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Burnaby

    FIRST PLACE University of Water

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